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Kollam, Kerala

Kollam Holidays

In the south of Kerala, Kollam is a town which dates from ancient times. Kollam is one of the oldest ports in Kerala and is popular with tourists as it is the southern gateway to the backwaters. Most of the activities available on a Kollam holiday are connected to the water from boat trips up the coast to sightseeing trips into the backwaters.

Kollam holidays - a great town with lots to do

Kollam holidays offer a wealth of things to see and do. Kollam is famous locally as a major cashew processing centre and it is here also that a large amount of ?Coir? or rope is manufactured. Away from Kollam?s industrial importance the town is also a major local cultural centre with a number of churches, temples and mosques contained within its limits. Kollam has always been a flourishing port and its local fishing community is still a very important part of the local community, pulling their catch onto Kollam Beach as well as selling their catch at the local market; a colourful and busy affair which is well worth a visit during your Kollam Holiday.

Book a Kollam holiday with Mercury Holidays

Experience the beauty of Kerala on a Kollam holiday with Mercury Holidays. Our great variety of cheap flights to Kerala as well as fantastic offers on hotels makes our packages some of the best value you will find. With great offers available we are sure that everybody will be able to find their dream holiday with Mercury Holidays.

Weather and Climate

Located on the southwestern coast of India, Kerala is hot all year around with temperatures between 27c and 33C all year. The highest sunshine hours per day are Nov - May with aprox 10 hours per day, this falls to 2 - 5 hours per day Jun - Sep. Humidity is between 70 - 85% with the highest humidity being from July - Sep. Monsoon season is from June-Sep with between 260 - 620mm of rainfall per month, the remainder of the year is generally very dry.

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Kollam Highlights

  • Located in the south of Kerala
  • Perfect for exploring the backwaters

Fact File

  • Currency: Indian Rupee
  • Average Flying time: 12 - 17½ hours
  • Minimum temperature: 27°C
  • Maximum temperature: 33°C
  • Spoken Language(s): Malayalam, English
  • Visa (UK Passport Holders): A visa is required for entry into India. British Citizen Passport Holders will need to obtain an e-Tourist Visa (eTV) for travel to India. We work closely with The Travel Visa Company who will be able to arrange your visa on your behalf. Please call them on 01270 250 590 and quote 'Mercury Holidays'. The cost of the visa is approximately £72 per person. The Travel Visa Company can only apply for this 30 days before your proposed travel date and the visa takes around 10 working days to issue. It is only valid for a 30 day single entry stay from the date of arrival. When calling the Travel Visa Company they will advise you of any changes to the fees or the procedure, they will also advise you of all information they will require in order to apply for the visa.

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